How To Transfer Plants To Lechuza Pon
When transferring plants to a lechuza pon setup there are some precautions to take. This gardening in Canada article looks at how to transfer plants to lechuza pon. Keep in mind when transferring to any substrate there are some inevitable consequences. If you have a plant that are on the favourites list consider placing a cutting in the new substrate rather then the entire plant.
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Step One Of How To Transfer A Plant To Lechuza Pon
Pick the proper plant to grow in Lechuza Pon. While any plant can grow in a semi hydroponic system not all plants transfer over easily. Some plants will go through a transplant shock after going into a new system.
This is why you want to pick a plant that is still young in nature or a rooted cutting. This will reduce the potential transplant shock because of the smaller root volume. If you choose a larger plant with a large root biomass you can expect some signs of transplant shock.
The transplant shock you will see when transferring plants to a Lechuza Pon setup will come in the form of slowed growth, wilting, yellow or lost leaves. You are less likely to suffer from transplant shock so long as the plant was raised in a LECA medium.
Step Two Of Transferring A Plant To Lechuza Pon
After you choose the proper candidate for transplanting into Lechuza Pon you will want to begin cleaning off the existing roots. If your plant was in a potting soil or even a moss substrate you will want to clear away any build up that has occurred. This is an important step because if you leave organic material around the roots of your plant root rot can set in.
We have spoken about root rot in past articles, but the main reason for root rot in an anaerobic environment. This means if the soil around the roots is not properly cleared away root rot can settle in. This will increase the negative side effect of transplant shock.
Step Three Of Transferring a Plant To Lechuza Pon
Once you have selected the proper plant and cleared away any organic debri you will want to place the plant in a recovery area. This means a location that is not in direct sunlight or near any sort of rapid air movement. Intense sunshine and rapid rates of evaporation caused by air flow will cause transplant shock to increase. You will want to leave the plant in a recovery area for approximately two weeks before putting it into its permanent area.
Step Four Of Transferring a Plant To Lechuza Pon
This step is completely optional but adding a fertilizer to the system that is high in phosphorus and potassium will help with recovery. These two nutrients are important for root development and counteracting transplant shock. For more on fertilizers be sure to check out the post on fertilizer and nutrients.
Remember when transferring plants to a lechuza pon setup there are some precautions to take. When looking at how to transfer plants to lechuza pon you want to consider both the age of the plant and its current substrate. Keep in mind when transferring to any substrate there are some inevitable consequences. If you have a plant that is near and dear to your heart consider placing a cutting in the new substrate rather then the entire plant. Some transplant shock is normal and is to be expected when moving plants over.